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November 2018
What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Over time, high blood-glucose levels from diabetes can slowly damage tiny blood vessels on the retina. Diabetic retinopathy is the term for this damage to the retina. First, the retina's…

November 2018
How Low Should You Go? The Pros and Cons of a Low-Carb Diet for Diabetes

Over the past few years, low-carb diets—defined as diets high in protein that limit intake of carbohydrates commonly found in grains, fruit, and starchy vegetables—have been touted as a way…

November 2018
Tips for Managing Diabetes Around the Holidays

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, full of festive gatherings and an often overwhelming amount of delicious food. But it can also be a difficult…

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July 2018
You Can Handle Summer’s Diabetes Challenges

People who have diabetes - both type 1 and type 2 - tend to feel the summer heat more than people who don't have diabetes, according to the U.S. Centers…

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April 2018
Diabetes and Your Skin

Skin and foot care is especially important when you have diabetes. Poor blood-glucose control increases the risk for skin and foot infection. Nerve damage due to diabetes also makes you…

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March 2018
Know the Diabetes Warning Signs

The following symptoms of diabetes are typical, according to the American Diabetes Association. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Common symptoms…

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